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PORTALS Gallery

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2687 James St.
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
250 746-1633 www.cowichanvalleyartscouncil.ca

December 2019

Tuesday 10, December

Lotsa Lego!

December 10, 2019
PORTALS Gallery, 2687 James St.
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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Lotsa Lego!  Lotsa fun!  This exhibit features 24 Lego creations built by lego enthusiastic children ages 5-12 yrs.  Come and vote for the People's Choice Award! Surrounding the Lego show is CVAC members paintings.

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September 2020

Wednesday 23, September

Living in Lockdown

September 23, 2020 @ 11:00 am - October 21, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Gallery, 2687 James St.
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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These extraordinary times demand a creative response. As the first new show following our planned reopening, Living in Lockdown will explore the themes of isolation and humanity. Works will be in any medium including photography, fabric, clay, painting, drawing or mixed media that expresses reactions to the pandemic. This promises to be an exuberant exhibit that celebrates the human spirit.   CVAC's hours are  Monday-Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm Sundays: Closed

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October 2020

Saturday 24, October

Elements Art Show

October 24, 2020 @ 11:00 am - November 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Gallery, 2687 James St.
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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Elements is a powerful group show featuring inspiring artwork in several media (metal, clay, wood and basketry) by 28 outstanding artists Metal: Travis Rankin, Morgan Saddington, Mimi Roy, & Darlene Letendre Wood: Arnim Rodeck, Cam Russel, Karen Trickett, Allan Garbutt, Stephan Dimopoulus, Sandra Carr, Ken Broadband, Dennis DelTorre, & Todd McAnneley Ceramics: Janet Magdanz, Jane Wolters, Susan Whitham, Cathi Jefferson, Linda Richter, Judy Diehl, & Linda Helms Baskets: Bev Macdonald, Vera, Sharon Cameron, Patricia Thompson, Deborah McClelland, & Alison Irwin

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November 2020

Saturday 28, November

Lotsa Lego 2020

November 28, 2020 @ 11:00 am - December 18, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Gallery, 2687 James St.
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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A holiday event the whole family can enjoy! Come see lego creations made by the community following the theme "Future Worlds" this holiday season! Works are made of all ages, as young as 3 and as old as, well humanly possible. Some creations were made by individuals as others were made in groups or even classrooms!

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January 2021

Thursday 7, January

Then and Now: 50 Years of CVAC

January 7, 2021 @ 11:00 am - February 4, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Gallery, 2687 James St.
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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To kick off our 50th year (CVAC was formed in 1971), our next member show will be a look back at the artist’s own creative evolution. Artists will submit two pieces, one old and one new! Some artists may have long journeys, while others are still very new. Artists will submit statements describing their journey from A to B. The show will be a chance to see the detours and inspirations people take along the way to creative mastery.

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February 2021

Friday 5, February

Shards and Shreds Art Show

February 5, 2021 @ 11:00 am - March 3, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Gallery, 2687 James St.
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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Shards and Shreds is a combined and dynamic art show which displays various works created by glass and fibre artists. The show will be up in Cowichan Valley Arts Councils Gallery from February 5th to March 3rd.

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March 2021

Tuesday 9, March

Maple Bay Painters

March 9, 2021 @ 11:00 am - April 7, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Gallery, 2687 James St.
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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Maple Bay Painters is a group of artists from the Cowichan Valley who get together to develop their skills and create and showcase their work. Talented members of the Maple Bay Painters group show their works together in Cowichan Valley Arts Council’s Gallery for the first time.

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Saturday 13, March

Cowichan Valley Arts Council Youth Art Show 2021

March 13, 2021 @ 11:00 am - April 24, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Gallery, 2687 James St.
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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The show will run from April 10th to the 24th! New works by young artists 13 and over. CVAC is delighted to have the opportunity to display creations from young members of the art community. Registration is $5 and participating artists will receive a one-year membership to CVAC. Registration starts March 29, 2021. Exhibit visitors get to vote on their favourite piece of art for The People’s Choice Award, sign the guestbook and share their favourite pieces.

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May 2021

Saturday 1, May

CVAC’s Annual Fine Arts Show 2021

May 1, 2021 @ 11:00 am - May 22, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Gallery, 2687 James St.
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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When things get tough, artists really get creative. So considering the year we’ve just been through, the Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show promises to be exceptional in 2021. As the largest show of its kind on Vancouver Island, it features work by emerging and renowned artists including painting and sculpture, jewelry design, furniture, photography and more. It’s our privilege to celebrate the high-calibre artists who live and thrive here. The Cowichan Valley Fine Art Show is a joyous celebration of…

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August 2021

Friday 27, August

Watershed Show

August 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am - September 25, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Gallery, 2687 James St.
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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The inspiration for the show and programs will be the seven aspirational targets set by the Cowichan Watershed Board – everything from estuary health to protected riverside habitats and clean drinking water.  Activities for families will include outdoor painting and crafts. “Our goal is to use an experiential, artistic approach to raising awareness in the Cowichan community about the value of managing our watersheds wisely,” said CVAC President Janet Magdanz. “Art is a great way to help people experience nature.”

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October 2021

Friday 29, October

Wildlife: Wood Art of Todd McAneeley

October 29, 2021 @ 11:00 am - November 12, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Gallery, 2687 James St.
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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Creative woodworker Todd McAneeley is presenting his glorious furnishings, mirrors and wall art, all inspired by animals and natural scenes.

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January 2022

Wednesday 5, January

Animalia Art Show 2022

January 5, 2022 @ 11:00 am - January 26, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Gallery, 2687 James St.
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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Join the menagerie! The first CVAC member show of 2022 is on an animal theme. Wild or domestic, mythological or real, mammals or insects, large or small, animals play an important role in our ecosystems and our lives.

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March 2022

Tuesday 1, March

Art of Math

March 1, 2022 @ 11:00 am - March 14, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Gallery, 2687 James St.
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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See the art of math and the mathematics of art in this unique show featuring work by local fine artists as well as students from elementary and secondary schools. Everything from collage and paint to fabric art and performance. Prizes for outstanding student work. Sponsored by Island Savings Credit Union.

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April 2022

Saturday 2, April

A Sense of Place

April 2, 2022 @ 11:00 am - April 30, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Gallery, 2687 James St.
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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Visions of forests, mountains and waterways take centre stage in this powerful group show featuring exceptional landscape painters Angela Andersen, Sharron Campbell, Nan Goodship, Rory MacDonald and Peter Spohn.

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June 2022

Thursday 2, June

Current Threads

June 2, 2022 @ 11:00 am - June 30, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Gallery, 2687 James St.
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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The Vancouver Island Surface Design Association is hosting an exhibit for the month of June as well as a conference (June 15–18) called Gathering Threads. The show will take place at the Cowichan Valley Arts Council Gallery in Duncan, B.C. Registration is now open to the public for 10+ workshops and lectures by acclaimed textile experts on a variety of surface design, colour, and embellishment techniques. To learn more and register for these workshops, visit: https://gatheringthethreads.ecwid.com

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July 2022

Tuesday 5, July

From Forest to Furniture

July 5, 2022 @ 11:00 am - July 26, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Gallery, 2687 James St.
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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This CVAC exhibition will showcase watercolours by Caroline Morrison and fine cabinetry by Paul McCuish.

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